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ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q9b-2 Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers

  • 1280 x 1024 8ms
  • 700:1
  • D-Sub
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The Optiquest Q9b 19" LCD display delivers quality and performance at a superb value. This is a versatile, sharp monitor, with fast response times, that can fulfill your system display needs for games, movies, or work with sharp contrast and clear color.

Wrapped in stylish, contemporary design, this value-driven monitor also provides rich stereo sound through the integrated speakers. If you’re looking for a full feature set in an inexpensive package, this is the monitor for you!

  • newegg Fast Response Time The ViewSonic Q9b features an ultra-fast 8ms video response to ensure exceptional picture clarity and perfect focus for motion video.
  • newegg Ultra High Brightness and Contrast The ViewSonic Q9b delivers sharp and true-to-life images through the amazing 300-nit brightness (typ) and 700:1 contrast ratio (typ).
  • newegg Multimedia Enhanced The Q9b comes with high-quality built-in rear stereo speakers for rich stereo sound while saving precious desktop space.
  • newegg Stylish Slim-Bezel Design The full 19" viewable screen is wrapped in an ultra-thin bezel that lets you see more without taking up valuable desktop real estate.

Learn more about the ViewSonic Q9b-2


Optiquest Series
Cabinet Color


Screen Size
Maximum Resolution
1280 x 1024
Recommended Resolution
1280 x 1024
Viewing Angle
150°(H) / 135°(V)
Pixel Pitch
Display Colors
16.2 Million
300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio
Response Time
Horizontal Refresh Rate
Vertical Refresh Rate
Active Matrix, TFT LCD
Display Type


Input Video Compatibility
RGB analog (75 ohms, 0.7 Vp-p)


Complies with
Meets MPR II and ENERGY STAR standards
Power Supply
AC 100-240V (universal), 50-60Hz (auto switch)
Power Consumption
36W (typ)


User Controls
Basic: Power, menu, +/-, enter
OnView: Auto image adjust, brightness, contrast, ViewMatch® color adjust (9300K, 6500K, user color), H. position, V. position, fine tune, sharpness, setup menu, language (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese), OSD position
Regulatory Approvals
Stand Adjustments
Built-in TV Tuner
Built-in Speakers
2 x 1W
•Fast video response delivers superior picture clarity
•Stylish slim-bezel design
•Ultra-high brightness and contrast
•Easy wall mounting
•User-friendly Wizard software automates the setup process to deliver optimized screen performance.
•OnView controls for superior screen adjustability


Package Contents
Q9b-2 LCD Monitor
Audio Cable
Power Cable
User Manual


16.5" x 16.1" x 7.2" (with stand)
10.1 lbs. (with stand)
Temperature Range
32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity Range
10-90% (non-condensing)

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Claudette M.
  • 7/16/2011 12:39:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy

Pros: I have had this Monitor for 5 years and 1 month. Never had a problem with it. Auto adjust works great.

Cons: Built in speakers are not very good. If they had been it would of gotten 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: I know they don't sell this monitor anymore but i thought i would give it a review anyway. Just got my first dead pixel this month. I would buy it again in heartbeat.

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/30/2008 1:35:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going strong after 2 years

Pros: Great colour, no dead/stuck pixels. Didn't ever try the speakers, so I can't comment on that. I don't do gaming, but it's been great for casual web / word processing / spreadsheet type work.

Cons: Limited tilt adjustment, integrated monitor cable.

Other Thoughts: I've been reading the reviews by folks who've had failures after a year. Maybe mine was made better because it's a year older than theirs?

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  • miao x.
  • 3/17/2008 8:10:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAttention: Do not buy this monitor

Pros: After one year I bought the monitor, the monitor can not display normally. The screen is masked by lines. When I bought the monitor, it is said that the warranty is three(3) years. But now Viewsoinc says that the warranty is only one year. In fact, on my user guide, the warranty is printed three years.
ViewSonic refuses to repair the monitor. And to make me angry, Viewsonic knows that this monitor definitely has problem after one year. So they changed the warranty policy.

My suggestion: Do not buy this monitor. You will be regret after one year. I never heard that monitor can only be used for one year.

Attention: Do not buy this monitor

Cons: Attention: Do not buy this monitor

Other Thoughts: Attention: Do not buy this monitor

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  • Mr. S.
  • 2/12/2008 7:16:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware!

Pros: cost, doesn't smell like cheese

Cons: poor value, short lifespan, lousy customer service

Other Thoughts: I was among the chorus singing the praises of this monitor until the weekend before Christmas when the monitor died. It started making a weird, warbling electronic hum as the computer started. The image would flicker and dim and finally just went black. I plugged it into another computer to make sure that it was truly the monitor and it was. I had owned the monitor for sixteen months. Nice monitor while it lasted, but when measuring cost versus useful lifetime - this monitor is a very poor value.

By the way, written inquiries to ViewSonic have gone ignored. Very dissatisfying experience, both in terms of product quality and customer service.

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  • Barbara B.
  • 2/5/2008 9:53:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLights out

Pros: Excellent monitor, never had any problems with it outside of the odd blank pixel which would go back to normal if you flicked the spot lightly. However...

Cons: LCD's must have a half-life of a year and a half. Tonight it started flickering, onboard volume on it went wonky (it's not even attached to sound) and then pop ... lights out. Had it for a year and 5 months and we just had to order a new monitor. We owned a Viewsonic CRT prior to this and her monitor lasted alot longer than 1.5 years.

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  • Vassia V.
  • 1/13/2008 10:06:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty nice.

Pros: Pretty good monitor.

Cons: he speakers suck, but i didn't buy it for the speakers.

Other Thoughts: Optiquest are the low end of ViewSonic but they are still great quality at a lower price.

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  • Alfred G.
  • 12/27/2007 7:59:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo tilt

Pros: Nice monitor

Cons: Monitor feels like it is tilted slightly downwards so you need a little stand for it.

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  • David M.
  • 10/24/2007 6:51:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after just over 1 year

Pros: awesome picture auto adusted, worked well on my older compter system, ( square screen no wierd resolutions needed)

Cons: This Item should last a few years at least. It now turn on for a second then off. Called Viewsonic, told me I was out of luck pal. Worst money I ever laid out for a computer product,

Other Thoughts: This is not a "real" Viewsonic product. It just has there name on it. Buy a Hanns G or Chimeina. Big bang for your buck
Do not pay for a brand name no-name.

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  • William H.
  • 10/21/2007 5:55:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWatch out for the backlight

Pros: nice screen, good color

Cons: After 55 weeks, the backlight started to get noisy and then went dead, and that 1 year warranty had expired just 3 weeks earler! Sad, that. This is the last Viewsonic LCD I'll ever get, at least with less than a 3 year warranty!

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  • james g.
  • 9/15/2007 12:14:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor

Pros: Great basic monitor to fit just about any need.

Cons: Could be better for 3D games. Lacks DVI. Speakers are not good at all.

Other Thoughts: Had this monitor for over a year now and the price seems to be the same. Optiquest is the basic modle for VS monitors and get what you pay for. If you don't top of the line monitor this is a great buy.

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